Live on takt1: Gražinytė-Tyla, Montero & CBSO

Author: takt1

21 MARCH 2020: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Gabriela Montero and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra – live from Konzerthaus Dortmund.

  • Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla | Copyright: © Frans Jansen

    Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © Frans Jansen

  • Gabriela Montero | Copyright: © Shelley Mosman

    Gabriela Montero © Shelley Mosman

From the depths – Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla opens this concert with “De Profundis”. The work was composed by her fellow Lithuanian Raminta Šerkšnytė in 1998. It's music which emerges from out of the silence before returning to it at the end, yet with an added sense of hope and optimism.

It is followed by Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto performed by Gabriela Montero. With its imposing opening, it contrasts strongly with the first work, making it seem all the most imposing. Finally, after the interval comes Brahms’ Third. This work sees Gražinytė-Tyla and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra look back furthest into the musical past – fitting for a work which Brahms used to position himself within the tradition of classical symphonic music.

Recording location Konzerthaus Dortmund
Recording date 21 March 2020
Production year 2020
Production Company takt1
Coproduction Company sone media
Producer Simeon Klein
Sound Engineer Jens Schünemann
Director Michael Ceniselli
English title of music work De Profundis for String Orchestra
Composer Raminta Šerkšnytė
English title of music work Piano Concerto No. 1 B minor op. 23
Composer Pjotr Tchaikovsky
English title of music work Symphony No. 3 F major op. 90
Composer Johannes Brahms
Orchestra / Band City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla
Soloist Gabriela Montero



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